Patent Number: 6,293,257

Title: Fuel supply system mounting structure for an outboard motor

Abstract: The present invention disposes a fuel pump and a fuel filter in an efficient layout for compact construction of the components around the engine, while improving the convenience of a fuel hose piping that connects between the fuel pump and the fuel filter, in an outboard motor equipped with a four-cycle engine. An embodiment of the present invention provides an outboard motor having a four-cycle engine installed therein in the longitudinal direction with a crank shaft thereof disposed vertically, a fuel pump 26 is mounted on one side face of a cylinder head 6 of the engine 2, and a fuel filter 27 is mounted on the opposite side face. Fuel hose joints 26a and 27a of the fuel pump 26 and of the fuel filter 27 are installed in a direction toward the head cover 7 side of the engine 2.

Inventors: Kawasaki; Naoki (Hamamatsu, JP)

Assignee: Suzuki Motor Corporation

International Classification: F02B 75/20 (20060101); F02B 75/00 (20060101); F02B 61/00 (20060101); F02B 61/04 (20060101); F02M 37/00 (20060101); F02B 75/18 (20060101); F02B 75/02 (20060101); F02M 033/04 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018